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bidwalj
Jul 5, 2007, 03:26 PM
http://cnn.cn/shop/apple-iphone-metal-black-rear-cover-p-1766.html

anyone know if this is real? is apple planning on making it all back too? wounder how hard it is to open it and do the change.



wongulous
Jul 5, 2007, 03:38 PM
That's not OEM. I wonder why they're naming it that. :rolleyes:

woodbutcher
Jul 5, 2007, 04:10 PM
who knows, they may have a deal with or be the company who makes this panel, I am sure it is farmed out to someone. anodizing it black looks pretty cool

mashinhead
Jul 8, 2007, 11:21 AM
that looks cool i woud get one, but i have the same question as u on the ease of changing it. But i don't think it's metal, i think it's plastic, there doesn't seem to be and reflection on the logo.

ITASOR
Jul 8, 2007, 11:34 AM
That's not OEM. I wonder why they're naming it that. :rolleyes:

I think it is OEM. They look like a company that takes things apart, colors them, and resells. At least that's what I see from looking at the other products.

naughtyman89
Jul 8, 2007, 03:16 PM
is the back cover of the iphone even removable? how would you put that sucker on even if u tried?

MarkW19
Jul 8, 2007, 04:42 PM
that looks cool i woud get one, but i have the same question as u on the ease of changing it. But i don't think it's metal, i think it's plastic, there doesn't seem to be and reflection on the logo.

If you mean the Apple logo, it's just a cut-out (you can see in one of the pics the shadow of the surface through/behind it). Not sure why they've not put the chrome Apple logo on there though - maybe when you remove the iPhone's back the Apple logo will still be there, so the silver case itself may just have a cutout Apple?! Can anyone verify this?

Still looks plastic though, shame.

MarkW19
Jul 9, 2007, 03:13 PM
I emailed them about this today. Their reply:-

"It is 100% metal aluminium and it comes with the "cutout" for the apple logo, you can remove the chrome logo from the silver cover and put it on the black one.".

I also asked for fitting instructions, and they said they're in the middle of preparing a video tutorial on their website.

hexproject
Jul 9, 2007, 06:40 PM
just ordered one! will put up a review when i get it!

all black will be good!

MarkW19
Jul 9, 2007, 06:43 PM
just ordered one! will put up a review when i get it!

all black will be good!

Sounds good! Have you got instructions?

marvel2
Jul 9, 2007, 09:47 PM
Sounds good! Have you got instructions?

You can probably follow this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1z0pw2VK7M).

ecks618
Jul 9, 2007, 10:13 PM
You can probably follow this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1z0pw2VK7M).

I was thinking it was easy until I saw the camera is mounted onto the back case, looks annoyingly difficult to do with that on it.

itsallinurhead
Jul 10, 2007, 12:11 AM
Looks cool. Would be so awesome to have a light up apple logo on the back on the iPhone. :apple: